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Ancestors of MICHAEL WAYNE MURPHY

Generation No. 7


      68. ANDREW BAXTER, born 22 Jun 1802 in YORKVILLE-YORK CO., SOUTH CAROLINA44; died Aft. 05 Jun 1880 in MONTICELLO, ARKANSAS (OAKLAND CEM.)44. He was the son of 136. JAMES BAXTER and 137. MARY HAGINS. He married 69. VIOLET MARION BARRON 12 Feb 1824 in YORKVILLE (YORK CO.), SOUTH CAROLINA44.

      69. VIOLET MARION BARRON45, born 1803 in YORK CO., SOUTH CAROLINA46; died 10 May 1886 in MONTICELLO, ARKANSAS (OAKLAND CEM.)46. She was the daughter of 138. JOHN BARRON and 139. JANE DUNCAN.

Notes for ANDREW BAXTER:
He was born in the year of the Louisiana Purchase when the western part of the U.S. was purchased from France for only 15 million dollars.

Andrew farmed in Yorkville S.C. until 1838 when the family moved to Hickman County Tennessee and established a home on the Piney River. In 1850 they moved to Bethel Springs in McNairy County Tennessee.

During the Civil War, their home was burned, their crops destroyed and their cattle and horses stolen by Union troops in 1862 during the Battle of Shiloh which took place only a few miles away on the Tennessee River.

After the burn-out, they moved south about 20 miles and settled at Corinth Mississippi. Andrew and Violet later moved to Monticello Arkansas. They where both alive in June 1880 when the U.S. Census was taken in Drew County Arkansas and living in the home of their youngest son, Robert Monroe Baxter. They are buried in Oakland Cemetery in Monticello.

Notes for VIOLET MARION BARRON:

The "Pioneer", an early newspaper in Yorkville South Carolina, reported in its February 24, 1824 issue the announcement of Violet's marriage to Andrew Baxter as follows:
'Married on Thursday evening last, by J. Henry, Esq., Mr. Andrew Baxter to Violet Barron, all of the District.'


     
Children of ANDREW BAXTER and VIOLET BARRON are:
  i.   MARY JANE BAXTER, born 12 Nov 1825 in YORK CO. S.C.; died Feb 1907 in ONLY, TN (BROWNS BEND CEM.); married THOMAS J. WILKINS, JR. 1838 in ONLY, HICKMAN CO., TN AT LEE'S FURNACE; born 24 Dec 1815 in TENNESSEE; died 17 Aug 1885 in ONLY, TN (BROWNS BEND CEM.).
  ii.   WILLIAM BARRON BAXTER, born about 1826 in YORK CO., SC; died 08 Sep 1903 in MALESUS (MADISON CO.), TN (ROPE FIELD BURYING GROUND); married (1) ISABELLA DEMETRIUS WILSON 09 Sep 1852 in McNAIRY COUNTY, TENNESSEE; born 20 Jun 1833 in INDIANA; died 30 Oct 1871 in McNAIRY COUNTY, TENNESSEE; married (2) LYDIA L. WILSON 04 Dec 1873 in McNAIRY COUNTY, TENNESSEE; born 1849 in TENNESSEE; died 06 Aug 1884 in MADISON CO., TENNESSEE.
  Notes for WILLIAM BARRON BAXTER:
He enlisted in the CSA Army during the early days of the Civil War. He was captured at the Battle of Fort Donalson ( near Nashville, Tennessee ) while serving as Captain of Company K of the 41st Tennessee Infantry. He was a prisoner of the Union Army for seven months before being exchanged for Union Troops at Vicksburg, Mississippi on September 18, 1862. His unit was reorganized on September 29, 1862 where he served until June 11, 1863 when he was released from duty. ( This information reported by Linda Carole (Jennings) Higgins of Jackson, Tennessee. )

The Battle of Fort Donalson lasted for three days ( February 14, 15 & 16, 1862. It is always interesting to be able to locate an ancestor on a given date or dates in our country's history.

He remained in Tennessee after his military service and lived in the vacinity of present-day city of Jackson until his death on September 8, 1903.

  iii.   JAMES S. BAXTER, born 1828 in YORK CO., SC; died Bef. 1900 in CORINTH, MS; married MARY A. (?) Aft. 1850 in HICKMAN CO., TENNESSEE; born Jul 1838 in TENNESSEE.
  Notes for JAMES S. BAXTER:
He was a carpenter and helped William Barron Baxter, his brother, make a small walnut table in about 1852 shortly before William B.'s marriage to Isabell Wilson in Bethel Springs, Tennessee. The table is now in the possession of Linda Jennings Higgins, great-granddaughter of William and was passed along to her by her grandmother, Ortna Lee Baxter Glynn Jennings. James moved from Bethel Springs, McNairy Co., Tennessee to Cornith, Mississippi. From 1875 to 1876 , he lived on the corner of Closter and Franklin Streets in Cornith.

  Notes for MARY A. (?):
The 1900 Census listed her as a 61 year old widow living in Corinth, Mississippi. She indicated that she had given birth to six children but only one was alive in 1900. Her occupation was liated as "woolen mills operator". She had two female boarders--both seamstress'.

  iv.   JOHN BAXTER, born 21 Jul 1828 in YORK CO., SC; died 21 Nov 1832 in ROCK HILL, YORK CO., SC (EBENEZER CEM.).
  v.   ELIZABETH MATILDA BAXTER, born 1831 in YORK CO., SC.
  34 vi.   THOMAS WILSON BAXTER, born 10 Jan 1834 in YORK CO., SC; died 20 Dec 1914 in WAXAHACHIE, TX (SARDIS CEM.); married (1) MARTHA JANE KING 19 Dec 1855 in TENNESSEE; married (2) MARGARET C. LOWERY Aug 1867 in CLARKE CO., ARKANSAS; married (3) SUSAN JANE SEAGRAVES 16 Nov 1871 in CLARK COUNTY, ARKANSAS.
  vii.   LOUISA BAXTER, born 1836 in YORK CO., SC; died Aft. 1850.
  viii.   MARGARET ADELINE "ADDIE" BAXTER, born 15 Oct 1838 in HICKMAN COUNTY, TENNESSEE; died 23 Dec 1891 in BELL CO., TX (WILSON VALLEY CEM.); married WILLIAM WESLEY CURRY 26 Oct 1865 in McNAIRY COUNTY, TN; born Nov 1843 in TENNESSEE; died Nov 1916 in BELL CO., TX (WILSON VALLEY CEM.).
  Notes for MARGARET ADELINE "ADDIE" BAXTER:
Her grave marker at the Wilson Valley Cemetery in Bell County Texas indicates that her date of birth was October 15, 1836.

  Notes for WILLIAM WESLEY CURRY:
He served in the Civil War as soldier in the Army of the Concederate States of America (CSA). He was was wounded in the arm duing his service. His children and grandchildren remember seeing a "sunken" in spot on his arm where the wound occured.
In his later years he had a long white beard and his grandchildren remember him rubbing his beard in their faces. They called it "wooling" by their grandpa.

  ix.   ANDREW J. BAXTER, born 16 Jan 1841 in DUCK RIVER, HICKMAN CO., TENNESSEE; died 27 Jun 1926 in MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE (FOREST HILL CEM.); married CLOTILDA REBECCA MAULDIN 28 Nov 1872 in CHESTERVILLE, MISSISSIPPI; born 22 Mar 1853 in CHESTERVILLE, PONTOTOC CO., MISSISSIPPI; died 12 Jan 1882 in MONTICELLO, ARKANSAS.
  Notes for ANDREW J. BAXTER:

In 1861, Andrew ( age 19 ) enlisted in the Confederate Army in the heavy artillery under Gen. E.P. Stewart. He was wounded in the head at the Battle of Fort Pillow and was carried from the battlefield by his brother, George. He had Typhoid Fever in 1862 and was captured, while still in bed, by Capt. Kerr near Corinth, Mississippi. He was a prisoner for eight months before being exchanged for Union prisoners in 1863. He returned to the 13th Tennessee Cavalry at Jackson, Tennessee in 1864. He was sent to Johnson's Army at New Hope Church in Georgia and participated in the famous Peachtree Battle at Atlanta on July 22, 1864 where he lost his left arm at the shoulder. After the war, he went to his Uncle John Barron's in Perry County, Alabama and finished his education. He taught school in Mississippi, Arkansas and Tennessee. He married Clotilda R. Mauldin in Chesterville, Mississippi in 1872. She died 1882 at Monticello, Arkansas. This 10 year marriage produced 6 children. He later moved to Ellis County, Texas where he served two terms (1888 and 1890) as County Treasurer. His final years were spent in Memphis, Tennessee where he died on June 27, 1926, just six months after the death of his oldest child, Muse Mae (Baxter) Hyde.

  Notes for CLOTILDA REBECCA MAULDIN:
Her last child, David Wyatt, was born on December 27, 1881 and died one day later on December 28, 1881. She died 15 days later on January 12, 1882, possibly from complications from childbirth.

  x.   FRANCIS MARION BAXTER, born 03 Jun 1843 in HICKMAN CO., TENNESSEE; died 10 Feb 1913 in LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS; married CORRINE ALICE HIGGASON 14 Jul 1885 in MONTICELLO, ARKANSAS; born 09 Nov 1866 in ARKANSAS; died Aft. 1920.
  Notes for FRANCIS MARION BAXTER:
He graduated from the Vanderbuilt School of Dentistry in 1870 and practiced in Monticello, Arkansas until 1887 when he gave up his dentistry practice and movrd to Little Rock, Arkansas where he become a successful dry goods merchant. He maintained a first-class stock of goods and had a flourishing business.

  xi.   GEORGE H. BAXTER, born Mar 1846 in HICKMAN COUNTY, TENNESSEE; died Aft. 1910 in MONTICELLO, ARKANSAS; married ELIZABETH M. HIGGASON 1875 in MONTECELLO, ARK; born May 1857 in MISSISSIPPI.
  Notes for GEORGE H. BAXTER:
He carried his wounded brother, Andrew J. Baxter, from the battlefield at the Battle of Fort Pillow during the Civil War.

  xii.   ROBERT MONROE BAXTER, born 18 Jul 1848 in HICKMAN CO., TN; died 06 Nov 1923 in MONROE, LA. (OAKLAND CEM. MONTICELLO, ARK.); married (1) VIRGINIA C. SANDERLIN 16 Nov 1882 in DREW CO., ARKANSAS; born 28 Apr 1863 in RANDOLPH, GEORGIA; died 06 Nov 1888 in DREW CO., AR (UNION RIDGE CEM.); married (2) ELSIE IRENE ROGERS 15 Mar 1892 in DREW COUNTY, ARKANSAS; born 26 May 1872 in DREW CO., ARKANSAS; died 15 Jan 1952 in DALLAS, TEXAS.
  Notes for ROBERT MONROE BAXTER:
The 1880 U.S. Census listed him with an occupation of carpenter. He was 31 years old and single. His mother, father and brother (Francis Marion Baxter a Dentist) were living with him in Monticello, Arkansas



      74. ROBERT WELCH, born Bet. 1764 - 1765 in VIRGINIA; died Bet. 1810 - 1820 in ROCKBRIDGE, VIRGINIA. He married 75. SUSANNA APS-BUNDAY 13 Aug 1794 in ROCKBRIDGE CO., VA.

      75. SUSANNA APS-BUNDAY, born about 1776 in ROCKBRIDGE, VIRGINIA; died 18 Apr 1863 in GREENBRIER COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA (OLD STONE CEM.). She was the daughter of 150. (?) APS and 151. ELIZABETH WILLIAMS.
     
Children of ROBERT WELCH and SUSANNA APS-BUNDAY are:
  i.   THOMAS M. WELCH, born 12 Jun 1795 in ROCKBRIDGE, VIRGINIA; died 06 Mar 1854 in GREENBRIER COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA (OLD STONE CEM.); married PHOEBE DEAN 27 Mar 1817 in ROCKBRIDGE CO., VA; born 02 Oct 1799 in ROCKBRIDGE, VIRGINIA; died 06 Oct 1882 in GREENBRIER COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA (OLD STONE CEM.).
  ii.   MARY WELCH, born about 1800.
  37 iii.   ELIZABETH (BETSY) WELCH, born 1805 in VIRGINIA; died Aft. 1850 in MONROE COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA; married REUBEN HARRIS 10 Sep 1818 in ROCKBRIDGE CO., VIRGINIA.
  iv.   ANGELINE WELCH, born about 1815; died 14 Oct 1897 in GREENBRIER COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA (OLD STONE CEM.); married GEORGE WASHINGTON RUSK; born 13 Apr 1803; died 19 Jun 1886 in GREENBRIER COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA (OLD STONE CEM.).


      86. JOHN PLUMMER, born 1811 in NORTH CAROLINA; died Nov 1869 in NEOSHO, NEWTON CO., MISSOURI. He married 87. HANNAH POWERS about 1836.

      87. HANNAH POWERS, born about 1811 in NORTH CAROLINA; died Aft. 1880 in NEOSHO, NEWTON CO., MISSOURI.

  Notes for HANNAH POWERS:
In the 1880 U.S. Census, she was living in the home of her daughter, Hannah O. Sloan, in Neosha, Newton County, Missouri. She was listed as a 68 year old widow born in North Carolina
     
Children of JOHN PLUMMER and HANNAH POWERS are:
  i.   WILLIAM A. PLUMMER, born 12 Apr 1837 in NEWTON COUNTY, MISSOURI; died 13 Sep 1919 in UNION COUNTY, OREGON; married ELIZABETH SUE WORMINGTON about 1856 in NEWTON COUNTY, MISSOURI; born 16 Jan 1839 in MISSOURI; died 22 Jan 1917 in HAINES, BAKER CO., OREGON.
  ii.   MARY PLUMMER, born 1839 in NEWTON COUNTY, MISSOURI.
  iii.   JOSEPH PLUMMER, born 1840 in NEWTON COUNTY, MISSOURI.
  43 iv.   CELIA PLUMMER, born 11 Oct 1841 in NEWTON COUNTY, MISSOURI; died 04 Jan 1904 in HALE COUNTY, TEXAS (RUNNING WATER CEM.); married WILLIAM M. DUVALL about 1856 in MISSOURI (?).
  v.   ALSON RICHARD PLUMMER, born Jun 1844 in NEWTON COUNTY, MISSOURI; died 1904 in SHACKLEFORD COUNTY, TEXAS; married CORDELANE HART about 1867 in MISSOURI; born Aug 1845 in NEWTON COUNTY, MISSOURI.
  Notes for ALSON RICHARD PLUMMER:
On the 1880 U.S. Census the family was living in Precinct 3 in Shackelford County, Texas. On the 1900 U.S. Census he listed his occupation as "Stone Mason".

  vi.   JOHN PLUMMER, born Feb 1848 in NEWTON COUNTY, MISSOURI; married FRANCES 'FANNY' STONEMAN 16 Aug 1868 in LAWRENCE COUNTY, MISSOURI; born Oct 1850 in MISSOURI.
  vii.   BETHANY PLUMMER, born 1849 in NEWTON COUNTY, MISSOURI.
  viii.   HANNAH O. PLUMMER, born 1853 in NEWTON COUNTY, MISSOURI; married G. STEELE SLOAN 30 Nov 1874 in NEWTON CO., MISSOURI; born 1846 in MISSOURI.


      88. COLEMAN L. JENKINS, born Bet. 1790 - 1800 in KENTUCKY; died Bef. 21 Jun 1834 in MONTGOMERY CO., IND. He married 89. LURANA BARNES about 1828 in INDIANA.

      89. LURANA BARNES, born 14 Dec 1806 in BURKE CO., NORTH CAROLINA; died 20 Apr 1885 in ELLIS CO., TX ( MT. ZION CEM.). She was the daughter of 178. MICHAEL BARNES and 179. ELIZABETH WEST.

Notes for COLEMAN L. JENKINS:
He moved to Montgomery County, Indiana at age 18 (about 1816). The will of Coleman L. Jenkins was dated Jan. 1, 1834. Witnesses were William McCord and James Blacketer. He appointed Thomas Myers, a friend, as sole executor. The will was probated on May 12, 1834 by Judge Robert Taylor. The will stated that he wanted his grave to be located beside his deceased wife's grave. The will describes the fence he wanted built around the graves. His name on the will was shown as "Colman Jinkins" but signed with an "X".

The fact that only 5 months elapsed between the establishment of the will (Jan 1834) and the date the will was probated (May 1834) would suggest that he was ill and sensed that death was eminent.
     
Children of COLEMAN JENKINS and LURANA BARNES are:
  44 i.   ALEXANDER SMITH JENKINS, born 16 Nov 1829 in MONTGOMERY CO., INDIANA; died 29 Jul 1895 in MIDLOTHIAN, TEXAS (MT. ZION CEMETERY); married SARAH ANN COOPER 25 Sep 1851 in ELLIS CO., TX.
  ii.   WILLIAM JENKINS, born 08 Jul 1831 in INDIANA; died 01 Nov 1894 in MIDLOTHIAN (ELLIS CO. ) TX (MT. ZION CEM.); married ELIZABETH J. GARVIN 16 Nov 1866 in MIDLOTHIAN (ELLIS CO. ) TX; born 06 Aug 1834 in NEWTON COUNTY, MISSOURI; died 03 Feb 1873 in MIDLOTHIAN (ELLIS CO. ) TX (MT. ZION CEM.).
  Notes for WILLIAM JENKINS:
William Jenkins came to Texas in 1843 with his mother and stepfather, Isaac H. Cooper, and his brother Alexander S. Jenkins and Half-brother Coleman C. Jenkins. They stopped off in Lamar County, near the present-day city of Paris, for a short period of time. William and the other two Jenkins then traveled southwest to Ellis County, a part of Navarro County at that time.

The 1850 Census enumerates William as living in the household of Benjamin Garvin with his brothers. In 1852, he bought 150 acres of raw land which he cleared and farmed while living with his brother, Alexander, as recorded in the 1860 census.

Still a single man in 1862, he enlisted in the Army of the Confederate States of America in Company A, 19th Texas Cavalry and served mostly in Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas. He also saw service in the Marmaduke Raid at Cape Girardeau, Missouri and on the Red River at Banks Raid. His unit disbanded in 1865 after hearing of General Robert E. Lee's surrender.

Soon after returning home from the war, he married Elizabeth J. (Garvin) Jenkins, widow of his half-brother, Coleman C. Jenkins who had died in 1861 at the age of 38 years.

William and Elizabeth had three children, two of whom (Thomas and Martha) died in infancy. His wife died in 1873 at the age of 38 years. William lived the last 21 years of his life in the home of his daughter Elizabeth (Bettie), the wife of Claude Smith.

  Notes for ELIZABETH J. GARVIN:
Elizabeth's marriage to Coleman C. Jenkins on October 3, 1850 is the first recorded license listed in Ellis County. It appears on Page 1- Item 1-A.
After Coleman's death at age 38 on July 11, 1861, Elizabeth was a young widow and remained on the Jenkin's homestead raising her 6 children.
William Jenkins, Coleman's younger half-brother, enlisted in the Cavalry of the Confererate States of America and served until the end of hostilities in 1865.
Elizabeth married William in Ellis County on November 16, 1866. It is interesting to note that their marriage license showed different spellings of their last names--Elizabeth J. Jenkins and William Jinkins. (It could be that this was an attempt to stop the "wagging tounges" of new neighbors or nosey "family genealogists" 150+ years later.)
Elizabeth had 6 children by Coleman and 3 by William. She died on February 3, 1873 at, ironically, age 38 years. She is buried beside her 2nd husband, William, at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Ellis County Texas.

  iii.   RACHAEL JENKINS, born about 1833 in INDIANA; died Unknown.


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